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Jens Laurson
by | Oct 31, 2013

POLITICS ‘HAVE REACHED civil war levels’…” was the headline on the Drudge Report the other day. It linked to a story in National Journal quoting Sen. Tom Harkin as saying, “We are at one of the most dangerous points in…

by | Oct 30, 2013

IF WE CONSTITUTIONAL fundamentalists ever triumph in the courts, the person to have whispering the reminder that all glory is fleeting would be Hendrik Hertzberg. A former chief speechwriter for President Carter and now a writer for the New Yorker,…

by | Aug 26, 2013

AS SUMMER BECOMES fall, we commence the 100th anniversary of that most glorious of all the violations of the United States Constitution, the Federal Reserve. The legislation that eventually emerged as the Federal Reserve Act was introduced in the House…

by | Jul 24, 2013

IT LOOKS like the drums are going to be beating over the summer for a special prosecutor to go after President Obama. The president is in trouble on every one of the scandals erupting around him, from Benghazi to the…

by | Jul 1, 2013

This is a moment to feature the Fourth Amendment. The thought occurred to me recently when the Drudge Report streamed the headline, “Rand Learns to Love the Drone!” and tucked under it another headline, “Ron Paul’s Fans Furious Over Rand’s…

by | May 31, 2013

SOONER OR LATER Congress is going to have to decide whether to declare peace. I’m not saying I’m for it, and I’m not saying I’m against it. But there is a faction that reckons we shouldn’t embark on a peace…

by | Apr 30, 2013

Your Constitutional correspondent has rarely had such a fright, peering, as I was, from behind a sarcophagus in the Graveyard of the Democrats. It was the dead, so to speak, of night. The suspect was visible in the moonlight, opening…

by | Mar 31, 2013

“Be careful!” a crony, Myron Magnet, fairly exclaimed when I mentioned to him, en passant at our club, that I was going to do a column on the doctrine of nullification. “Just be careful.” “But, but, but…” I said, “it’s…

by | Feb 9, 2013

It looks like we are going to see this year a campaign to restrict the right of Americans to keep and bear arms. It is going to be led by politicians racing to exploit the tragedy at Newtown, Connecticut, where 20…

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